Identification in Portugal and Brazil of a mtDNA lineage containing a 9-bp triplication of the intergenic COII/tRNALys region.

Abstract

Although the deletion of one of the 9-bp repeats in region V of mitochondrial DNA is very common in Asians, Asian-derived populations and Africans, the triplication of the 9-bp segment was described only a few times, mostly on individuals from Asian origin. Here, we report for the first time the presence of the 9-bp triplication in Europeans. The… (More)

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